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DELL DW316
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Reviews
997 Reviews
72
Features
Good Features
96
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
81
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Age
3 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A classic but 3 year old tray loading external optical disc drive, with a good spec and a fair price. Multiple reviews mentioned that this optical disc drive supportsDVDs, it's very easy to use and good for CDs.
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the DELL DW316 number 4 in external optical drives and number 10 across all optical disc drives.

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Reviews
73
Features
97
Popularity
82
Value for Money
83
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 86?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has brilliant user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this dvd (re)writer to others.
This optical disc drive is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cd burners with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This DELL optical disc drive has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:

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We calculate the Kagoo Score for each optical disc drive by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the optical disc drive is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec optical disc drives come to market, the older optical disc drives will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

4.7 stars (997 reviews)

73%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
726 Reviews
4 Stars
207 Reviews
3 Stars
46 Reviews
2 Stars
11 Reviews
1 Star
7 Reviews
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What Are People Saying About the DELL DW316?

Cd/dvd Types
81
53
Price
122
22
Ease of Use
127
3
Read/write Speeds
31
13
Size and Weight
70
3
Robustness
32
7
Design
31
3
Noise Level
14
13
Features
6
6
Support
2
2
Product Quality
1
0
Capacity
1
0
The Vast Majority of Owners Thought This Optical Disc Drive Was Reasonably Priced

Three people thought that the DELL DW316 wasn't expensive.

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Superb Value for Money
122 people agree
19 people disagree
  • ... chat with bestbuy online customer support officer ... during black Friday deal got the best price...
    Jiten - Bestbuy.com 28 Nov 2018
  • Excellent value. Easy to use, easy to carry, no setup required. Good product...
    Wayne - Bestbuy.com 31 Mar 2017
  • Wonderful value for the money!!! Worth the money...
    Nerd - Bestbuy.com 29 Dec 2018
  • This was just what I needed to show a dvd from a computer. It was the best price in town...
    Afsutherland17 - Bestbuy.com 5 Jan 2019
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    Not {More} Expensive
    3 people agree
    4 people disagree
    One Person Thought This Optical Disc Drive Was of a Good Quality
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    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought it Was Solidly Made

    Over 20 people thought that the DELL DW316 was very well made and six people thought that it was also strong and durable.

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    Very Well Made
    28 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Very easy to install. Works as advertised. Great features. Good construction - not all flimsy. One thing to be careful of, the software takes a very long ...
    Chuck - Bestbuy.com 16 Mar 2018
  • No issues at all. Great price and well made. Would recommend...
    Janie - Bestbuy.com 2 Jun 2017
  • ... unplugged to reset it on occasion. Works well most of the time however. It is cheaply built and won't withstand a lot of abuse, so be careful with it...
    Eric - Bestbuy.com 3 Feb 2018
  • I love this dvd drive it's well built and supports linux and etc I use it all the time I would say it's with the money...
    Little - Bestbuy.com 15 Mar 2019
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    Strong and Durable
    6 people agree
    3 people disagree
    9 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Was a Good Size

    More than 20 people thought that the DELL DW316 was compact and more than 10 people thought that it was also lightweight. Several people also thought that it was thin, was easy to carry around and was a superb size.

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    Compact
    23 people agree
    No people disagree
  • I was looking for a compact external drive to work with my HP laptop and my Dell desktop. This one works perfectly and the software was easy to install...
    TechLady4 - Bestbuy.com 18 Jan 2018
  • It is compact just plug in usb and use order on line delivery was fast...
    DWB246 - Bestbuy.com 9 Feb 2019
  • ... drive. I used it to download my CD collection. Worked great and is very compact for on the go...
    Greencatdk - Bestbuy.com 16 Nov 2017
  • This device is very fast and very compact design...
    Packerz - Bestbuy.com 6 Sep 2017
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    Lightweight
    17 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Thin
    11 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Easy to Carry Around
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Superb Size
    8 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Not {More} Heavy and Bulky
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 30 People Thought the DELL DW316 Was Carefully Designed

    Several people thought that the DELL DW316 was very well designed, was good-looking and had a good case.

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    Very Well Designed
    12 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • A beautiful design with super fast speeds!!! The 12 mb of ram really make this machine hum, the terabite of memory makes storage stress free!
    Bruce - Bestbuy.com 17 Feb 2017
  • Small, quiet, simple design, light weight, overall great...
    Tommy - Bestbuy.com 1 Jun 2017
  • Love the slim design of this external DVD player. It works great and is quick loading. Dell product have been purchased by me and other family members ...
    Sweetpotato1962 - Bestbuy.com 13 Jun 2017
  • ... purchased by me and other family members for years. If you need an external DVD you will love the slim design and the job it does...
    Sweetpotato1962 - Bestbuy.com 13 Jun 2017
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    Good-Looking
    11 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good Case
    5 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Neat
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Smooth
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 100 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    More than 100 people thought that the DELL DW316 was really easy to use and more than 20 people thought that it was also very easy to setup.

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    Very Easy to Use
    110 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... versus a tray to set the CD on and then close the tray. Very quick and easy to use. Have yet to burn a CD with it. Main use has been for loading programs ...
    Leopard02 - Bestbuy.com 23 Feb 2018
  • ... drive so we bought this one to add to a new laptop we just purchase. Works great easy to use...
    Gary - Bestbuy.com 16 Aug 2018
  • Easy to use and perfect for commercial or residential storage...
    Angela - Bestbuy.com 14 Dec 2016
  • Great, sleek external drive. It's portable and easy to use...
    Angel - Bestbuy.com 31 Mar 2017
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    Very Easy to Setup
    20 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Some People Thought This Optical Disc Drive Had Good Technical Features

    Several people thought that the DELL DW316 had very good features and had a powerful motor.

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    Has Brilliant Features
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... this so I will have it on hand when I need it. I'm still learning to use all the features of my new laptop and will certainly get around to using this ...
    DeeJ - Bestbuy.com 25 Jul 2017
  • Very easy to install. Works as advertised. Great features. Good construction - not all flimsy. One thing to be careful of, the software takes a very long ...
    Chuck - Bestbuy.com 16 Mar 2018
  • The laptop I was looking for with all the features I wanted and not too heavy...
    Annie - Bestbuy.com 1 Dec 2017
  • Haven't used all the features, but so far, it's plug and play and works fine...
    BobT - Bestbuy.com 2 Jul 2018
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    Has a Powerful Motor
    2 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Some Customers Thought it Had Good Technical Guidance

    Two people thought that the DELL DW316 had a good recipe book.

  • An external drive is important to get if you want to have the accessories to make your Mac Book Air that much better. Inexpensive & works great! Buy!
    JohnnyBravo - Bestbuy.com 22 Feb 2019
  • Great price and works well with my Surface Book with no issue. Small and light and can fit in bag...
    Rimar - Bestbuy.com 2 Oct 2017
  • 6 Out of 10 People Thought it Had an OK Noise Level

    Several people thought that the DELL DW316 was very quiet and was noisy.

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    Very Quiet
    11 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... and sure enough I have used it a few times already, and really love it. its quiet and fast and when I have done what I need with it, I put it away back ...
    Walkerbiz93550 - Bestbuy.com 7 Jan 2017
  • ... use with my MacBook and my office all in one loads pretty fast and quiet no power required...
    Egon - Bestbuy.com 29 Nov 2018
  • ... great with my Dell laptop. Fast burning of media. Fairly quiet when compared to my last external one...
    Chris - Bestbuy.com 17 Mar 2019
  • ... purchase for a computer we were told did not have the drive to read disks. It was very quiet, created less sound and fewer vibrations than a previous reader ...
    EviLilMonkey - Bestbuy.com 1 Apr 2019
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    Noisy
    5 people agree
    11 people disagree
    One Person Thought it Had a Good Capacity
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    7 Out of 10 Customers Thought This Optical Disc Drive Had Fast Read/write Speeds

    More than 20 people thought that the DELL DW316 had really fast read/write speeds and six people thought that it also had very fast write speeds.

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    Has Very Fast Read/write Speeds
    26 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • This product is great, is fast. Only connect and Start working. No problem with the cd. Is small and light weight...
    Tavo238 - Bestbuy.com 6 Feb 2018
  • ... I could have a optical drive to use with my MacBook and my office all in one loads pretty fast and quiet no power required...
    Egon - Bestbuy.com 29 Nov 2018
  • ... sale because I bought it the same time as the laptop. It works fine. It is very fast and lightweight...
    JayDawg - Bestbuy.com 12 Sep 2017
  • It is the color, and the quality of reader that worked pretty well. Fast speed and high quality!
    JdKK - Bestbuy.com 3 Feb 2018
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    Has Very Fast Write Speeds
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    6 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Good for a Wide Variety of Optical Media

    Over 40 people thought that the DELL DW316 supported DVDs and over 30 people thought that it was also good for CDs.

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    Supported DVDs
    49 people agree
    27 people disagree
  • Had to replace a huge dvd/cd external drive, this one is nice and compact about the size of a cd jewel case...
    JimmyV - Bestbuy.com 2 Feb 2019
  • Love this DVD Player. Fast light and perfect. Can't go wrong with this one...
    Best - Bestbuy.com 30 Jan 2017
  • Excellent peripheral CD-DVD to play or record. USB make it easy to use on multiple computers...
    Steve - Bestbuy.com 29 Nov 2018
  • I love this dvd drive it's well built and supports linux and etc I use it all the time I would say it's with the money...
    Little - Bestbuy.com 15 Mar 2019
  • View All Reviews About Dvd Drive
    Good for CDs
    39 people agree
    25 people disagree
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    ok read speed (CD)
    ok Read Speed (CD)
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    The read speed (CD) of the DELL DW316 of 24x is ok compared to most other cd (re)writers. It is faster than 94% of all dvd writers when sorted by this feature.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The DELL DW316 has been listed on Kagoo since February 2017 and is currently ranked number 10 out of 50 optical disc drives.
    82
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. An optical disc drive with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the DELL DW316, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This optical disc drive is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    High End Good Value for Money
    Retro Technology - 062 - CD Drive
    DELL DW316
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    Whilst the product is more expensive than 51% of dvd (re)writers, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. At £40.77 it seems like great value for money overall.

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    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of owners thought this optical disc drive was reasonably priced
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    DELL DW316 Release Date

    September 2016

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    Frequently Asked Questions About the DELL DW316

    QWhat is the disc loading type of the DELL DW316?
    AThe DELL DW316 has a tray disc loading type.
    QWhat is the type of the DELL DW316?
    AThe DELL DW316 is an external optical disc drive.
    QWhat is the optical drive type of the DELL DW316?
    AThe DELL DW316 has a dvd optical drive type.
    QWhat available colours does the DELL DW316 have?
    AThe DELL DW316 has a black colour.
    QIs the DELL DW316 Plug & Play?
    AYes, the DELL DW316 is Plug & Play.
    QWhat interfaces does the DELL DW316 have?
    AThe DELL DW316 has a usb 2 interface.
    QWhat is the read speed (CD) of the DELL DW316?
    AThe DELL DW316 has a read speed (CD) of 24 CD-speeds.
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    DELL DW316 Specification

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    Colour
    Performance
    Compatibility
    Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
    Plug & Play
    Compatible Products
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    Write Speed (DVD+R)
    DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
    CD Rewrite Speed
    CD Write Speed
    Reading Speed
    DVD Read Speed
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    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    dell gp61nb60, dell 0rkr9t, dell 8j15v, dell dw316

    Barcodes

     00792137834459,  00884116181477,  00884116288473,  04139052287476,  05269692731783,  06907502582864

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